Sunrise: 5:33 A.M., Sunset: 7:49 P.M. For Boston, MA [CHANGE]
Fill a basket with flowers today.
Full Flower Moon
Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.
Cinco de Mayo
The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, "The Fifth of May", celebrates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. France’s Napoleon III wanted to establish a French empire in Mexico. On May 5, 1862, his well-trained army was defeated at the Battle of Puebla by a smaller force of Mexican militia. The events of May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) unified the Mexican people during a long struggle to maintain their independence. Today, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans celebrate the outcome of the battle with parades, festivals, and music.
The observance of Mother's Day originated in 1907. Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia conceived the idea. On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May Mother's Day.
Victoria Day (Canada)
Commemorates the May 24, 1819, birthday of Britain's Queen Victoria. It is a legal holiday in all Canadian provinces except Quebec.